Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Super Faded Aged Candy Apple Red

Fender

This venerable transition year for the Strat brought several big changes, including a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard, white “clay” position dots and an 11-hole pickguard (single-ply until that July). Leo Fender, never one to waste anything, would use up parts until they were gone completely, so during transition years you can find different and distinctive combinations of parts. We’ve incorporated some of those rare combinations in this faithful recreation.

A two-piece select alder body (ash on aged white blonde) wears a Heavy Relic nitrocellulose lacquer finish for a well-loved look and feel. The rift-sawn maple neck sports an “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 jumbo frets for comfortable deep bends. Hand-wound Texas Special pickups are connected to five-way switch and vintage modified #2 wiring on a rare 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Product Specs

  • Serial Number: CZ551885
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • Color: Super Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
  • Commodity Code: 9207901000
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Dimensions: 6.00x17.00x44.75 IN
  • Fingerboard: Flat-Laminated AAA Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
  • Model #: 9231012789
  • Model Name: 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Super Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Shape: 60s Oval "C"
  • Neck Thickness: .790"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot
  • Refinement Neck Material: Maple
  • Refinement Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Refinement Pickups: Custom Shop
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Side Dots: White
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style


Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric